Working Futures 2012-2022 is the fifth in a series of detailed projections of UK employment by sector, occupation, qualification level and spatial area.
Working Futures, is the most detailed and comprehensive set of UK labour market projections available. The results provide a picture of employment prospects by industry, occupation, qualification level, gender and employment status for the UK and for nations and English regions up to 2022.
Along with our foresight study on The Future of Work these projections are intended to inform our understanding of potential challenges and opportunities in the labour market.
The results are intended to provide a basis for reflection and debate among all those with an interest in future prospects for jobs; including individuals who are considering their careers choices, their careers advisors, employers, education and training providers, as well as policymakers.
As with all projections and forecasts, the results presented in Working Futures should be regarded as being indicative of likely trends and orders of magnitude, given a continuation of past patterns of behaviour and performance, rather than precise forecasts of the future. The reader should therefore focus on the broad patterns of employment and relative position of sectors, and occupations and treat the projected values as broad indicators of scale rather than exact predictions. The results should not be seen as definitive and should be used in conjunction with other sources of intelligence about the labour market.
In addition to the published reports that can be accessed on this website there is also a body of more detailed sectoral and spatial analysis that can be accessed via a dedicated Working Futures data portal. This includes data for English Local Enterprise Partnership Areas. To find out more about the microdata available please contact email@example.com
Working Futures 2010-2020, was fourth in the Working Futures series and was published by the UK Commission in 2011.
It was preceded by 'Working Futures 2007-2017', 'Working Futures 2004-2014' and 'Working Futures: New Projections of Occupational Employment by Sector and Region 2002-2012'.
Working Futures 2010-2020 – Main report (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
Working Futures 2007-2017 – Main report (PDF, 7.8 Mb)
Working Futures 2004-2014 - National report (PDF, 2.5 Mb)
Working Futures 2003-2004 - National report (PDF, 2.9 Mb)